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Alberta

07 July 2012

1913 – Burns Building, Calgary, Alberta

Architect: William S. Bates Constructed between 1912 and 1913, the Burns Building embodies the Chicago style of architecture in its reinforced concrete framing, grid-like fenestration pattern, terra cotta decorative elements, and prominent upper...

01 July 2012

1906 – McDougall Block, Calgary, Alberta

Architect: Francis Lawson Situated on the northeast corner of First street and Eighth avenue. Union Bank, the original main floor tenant, eventually purchased the building in 1916 and renamed it the Union Bank...

08 June 2012

1911 – Fire Hall No.1, Calgary, Alberta

Architect: Lang & Major Built in 1911 to replace Calgary’s first Fire Headquarters, which had been erected in 1887. Front exterior view of Firehall No.1, known as the Central Fire Station. The large...

01 June 2012

1913 – Post Office, Lethbridge, Alberta

Architect: David Ewart The two principle facades of the original building, on 4th Avenue and 7th Street are joined by the imposing corner clock tower. The two facades though of different lengths are...

01 May 2012

1905 – Merchants Bank of Canada, Wetaskiwin, Alberta

Architect: Hogle & Davis

02 April 2012

1918 – Mewata Armory, Calgary, Alberta

Architect: Thomas W. Fuller The building was built between 1915 and 1918 for an original cost of $282,051 Canadian dollars. The building was designed by Thomas W. Fuller (Department of Public Works Architect...

07 August 2011

1912 – The Herald Building, Calgary, Alberta

Also known as the Southam building, it housed the Calgary Herald from 1913-1932. During the 1960s the exterior was ‘modernised’ removing much of the exterior decoration. Demolished 1972.

06 August 2011

1915 – McLeod Building, Edmonton, Alberta

Architect: J.K. Dow As the only terra cotta-clad building in the city, this massive Chicago School style building is valued for its landmark status, its architecture and its unique decoration, which reflects the...

06 August 2011

1910 – Canada Permanent Building, Edmonton, Alberta

Architect: Roland Lines The Canada Permanent Building is a three-storey brick, stone, and reinforced concrete building Roland Lines and was advertised as “the only fire-proof building in Edmonton”. A good example of the...